50 things to do in Madhya Pradesh
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Madhya Pradesh is also known as Heart of India because of its geographical location. The state is rich in biodiversity, temples, mosques, national parks, tiger reserves, and various waterfalls. The state is also a treat for the archeological history of India. When in Madhya Pradesh, here are the 50 things that you could do:
- Go to wildlife safari and experience adventurous trip
Bandhavgarh National Park provides various types of wildlife safari for tourists like Elephant Safari, Canter Safari, and Jeep Safari. Among which Elephant safari is a must to do as it brings more adventure and proximity to animal life.
- Trek to Dhoopgarh, Highest peak in Panchmarhi
Panchmarhi is a hill station and home for many tourists attraction. With peaks, waterfalls, caves, and temples, the place gives a good opportunity for having a great time in Madhya Pradesh. Dhupgarh is the tallest peak in Panchmarhi that gives an awestruck sunrise and sunset watching experience.
3. Sail through the Scenic Marble Rocks in Bhhedaghat
The magnesium limestone rocks reflect light into the River Narmada and make it a scenic beauty for eyes. Sailing through the boat in this gives you a closer look at the marble. Sailing at night through these marble rocks gives a unique experience.
- Enjoy amazing Water Sports at Hanuwantiya Tapu
It is located on the Indira Sagar Dam, Near Khandwa. The place gives an amazing experience through water sports-related activities. Sailing, speed boating, jet skiing all are available in this tapu. It is most exciting to visit during the festival Jal Mahotsava.
- Explore History and life of Indian Army at Yodhasthal Mueseum
Dedicated to army person, the museum tells the life story of army people and war scenarios. The museum also showcases guns and machines. An audio-visual film show is also there in Preksha Ghat.
- Spend Evening at Sair Sapata
Situated in the Bhadbhada area of Bhopal, Sair Sapata is a place to spend time with your family. A fun park for children and various spots for watching lake and boating can be done in Sair Sapata.
- Understand the Culture and lifestyle of Tribes at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum
Bhopal houses a tribal museum to provide knowledge about tribal people. Tribal Museum exhibits tribal lifestyle and culture through artwork and craft.
- Go for Cycling at Van Vihar National Park
Van Vihar is a national park and zoo located in Bhopal. The national park is a home for many wildlife animals and it is rich in flora also. The park provides a cycle for tourists to take a tour of the park by cycling.
- Acquire knowledge about Buddhist Architecture at Sanchi Stupa
Sanchi Stupa was commissioned by the emperor Ashoka, The Great. The stupa is known to have relics of Buddha. The Sanchi stupa also homes many stupas and palaces. It is rich in Buddhist architecture. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site.
- Visit Taj-Ul-Masjid
Located in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Taj-Ul- Masjid is the largest mosques in India. It is also famous as one of the largest mosques of Asia. The name Taj- ul- Masjid means Crown of Mosques and is widely respected by Muslims.
- Get Awestruck by the Ancient Paintings in the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Caves
Bhimbetka Caves is known to provide evidence of human civilization dating back to the Stone Age. The rock inscriptions, flora, and fauna found here is a must-visit place for history buffs.
- Enjoy a Boat Ride at Bhojtal
Bhojtal or Upper Lake or Bada Talab is situated on the western side of the city. The boat ride in the lake is one of the must things to do to enjoy the scenic beauty of the city. The lake is also surrounded by lower lake and Kamla Park which are also good tourist places.
- Enjoy Mughlai cuisine at famous restaurants
If visiting Bhopal, try exquisite cuisine is a must thing to do. Visit any popular hotel or restrarant for its Mughali cuisine and Biryani. The wide range of dishes is definitely a heaven for foodies.
- Be mesmerized at the Shivlinga of Bhojpur Temple
Bhojpur Temple built by Raja Bhoj is rich in its archeological history. The unfinished temple houses Lord Shiva lingam. The engraved architectural planning on the surrounding rocks gives the evidence of the temple. The place is crowded by devotees during Maha Shivaratri.
- Enjoy 360° View of the City in Bhopal Ropeway Tekri
Manuabhan Tekri is located in Lal ghati, Bhopal. The hilltop provides a whole wide view of the city. To reach the hilltop you can take the road or go by ropeway. Both add up to the amazing experience of the tourists.
- Great Mughal Architecture of Gohar Mahal
The Gohar Mahal is situated near the Upper Lake in Bhopal. The place is a beautiful architectural example of Hindu and Mughal styles together. The tea stall near it also gives a wonderful view of the lake while having a snack.
- Dwell in awestrucking beauty of the Dhuandhar Falls
Dhurandhar falls also known as Smoke Cascade is located in Jabalpur. The place offers boat rides and cable car rides for an adventurous trip. It is a good place for enjoying picnic on the riverside. The waterfall and watching sunset makes an alluring experience for tourists.
- Visit the Tallest Statue of Lord Shiva in Kachnar City
The peaceful surrounding away from the city makes it as must visit place. The statue represents replica of around 12 Shivalingams, shrines from most popular Shiva temples in the country.
- Enjoy yummy meals and snacks at Sarafa Bazar, Indore
Sarafa bazar of Indore is a perfect place for foodies. The place is full of street food vendors and provides a vast list of delicious dishes of the city and all over the state. Eating and exploring the place is a must thing to do while in Madhya Pradesh.
- Go for thrilling Safari at Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park or Kisli National Park is located in Jabalpur. The national reserve houses many species of flora and fauna and is the best place for tourist attraction. The jeep jungle safari and elephant safari are must things to do.
- Enjoy Speed Boating and Bird Watching at Bargi Dam
Basically used for power generation and irrigation projects, the place provides many water-related activities. Speed boat riding, paddle boat riding are some of the water activities offered. The place is also good for bird watching. It is located on the river Narmada.
- Be at auspicious Arti at Narmada River
Resembling the Ganga Arti of Varanasi and Haridwar, the Narmada River Arti takes place at Gwarighat on the banks of river Narmada near Jabalpur. The arti provides a spiritual experience to the visitors.
- Witness rare natural occurring, Balancing Rocks
Caused due to the volcanic eruption the balancing rocks are balanced without the support of any other external forces. The upper and lower rocks have said to sustain the huge magnitude earthquake. It is located in Jabalpur city.
- Look at the city from Madan Mahal Fort
This marble place gives an account history of marble city, Jabalpur. The panoramic view of the surroundings of the fort and old pond which is situated inside the fort makes a small trip to the fort- a must thing to do.
- Sound and Light Show at Gwalior Fort
Gwalior fort is located in the city Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The show depicts the vast and interesting history of the fort. The tale describes the story of many rulers, the fort has witnessed. The sound and light show is quite popular among tourists. The show available in the languages Hindi and English is held during evenings.
- Enjoy Rides at Splash the Fun City
Offering a full day fun at the water park, the Splash Fun City is located in Gwalior. A place is the best spot for a picnic with family and friends. The park provides theme rides, swings, slides, and pools.
- Boating in Tighara Dam
Another thing that one should do when visiting Gwalior is- visit Tighara Dam, Sank River inn Gwalior. The dam provides a fun experience for tourists with speed boating, paddle boating, and Jalpari boating. It also offers a water scooter ride.
- Visit Gujari Mahal Museum in Gwalior
As Gwalior houses many historical monuments and is rich in history, another historical site in Gwalior with its exceptional beauty is the Gujari Mahal. It has a beautiful exterior and interior. It has a collection of Hindu and Jain sculptures and articles and weapons from the 2nd and 1st century,
- Enjoy wildlife safari at Madhav National Park
It is located in the Shivpuri town of Madhya Pradesh and is among the most significant national park. The major animal species here are leopard, wild boar, wolf, jackal, and the marsh crocodile. The jungle safari and lakes make it an important tourist spot.
- Be a part of music at Tansen’s Mausoleum
Tansen was one of the nine jewels of Akbar’s court. The mausoleum is the home of his tomb. In honor of the musician, a festival called ‘Tansen Samaroh’ is organized here every year.
- Explore Jai Vilas Palace Museum in Gwalior
The Palace Museum is an excellent example of European architecture in India. It was designed by Michael Filose and built by Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia in 1874. The palace consists of the world’s largest pair of chandeliers, Malabar furniture, oil paintings, silver train, etc. For awestruck experience, Jai Vilas Palace is a must to put in a bucket list of yours.
- Take a Boat Ride at Ram Ghat
Another place providing water-related activities is Ram Ghat in Ujjain city. The boat ride is a must on the calm waters of Shipra River. The place is surrounded by temples which makes it a sacred site for devotees.
- Take a holy dip in Kshipra River
Holding a significant place in the religious section, the city of Ujjain homes river Kshipra. The holy dip in the river is said to rejuvenate one’s soul. Visiting this place and taking a holy dip in the River is a must thing to do in Madhya Pradesh.
- Visit Maharshi Sandipani Ashram
It is said that Lord Krishna, Lord Balram, and Sudama were taught by Sandipani Muni at this ashram. The Ashram is believed to be the only temple to house Nandi, the sacred bull’s statue. The holy aura of the Ashram located in Ujjain is one of the significant spot for tourism.
- Visit Kumbh mela
Ujjain is among the four cities to host Kumbh Mela every 12 years. UNESCO has declared this Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Held on Ram Ghat which is located on the bank of the holy river Shipra, the Kumbh Mela is the religious fair attracting devotees from the world.
- Learn astrology at Vedshala Observatory
If you have a keen interest in astrology and celestial bodies, the Vedshala Observatory is a place for you. The place features a wide range of yantras(instruments) that are used to conduct study and research of astrology. It is located in Jaisinghpura, Ujjain.
- Visit the Gurudwara
The Gwarighat Gurudwara is a small hill across the river Narmada. It is a fascinating combination of religion and scenic offerings. Boating experience, birds-eye view of Gwarighat is a must thing to do in Madhya Pradesh. On Sundays, the gurudwara organizes Akhand Path Bhog which gathers a large number of devotees.
- Visit the holy place, Gomti Kund
The place Gomti Kund is mentioned in Vedas and Puranas. It is a small pond with huge religious importance. It is located near the bank of the Gomti River. It is believed that Lord Rama used to take water from this pond to help his Guru perform rituals and that is why it is sacred.
- Tour of Temples of Khajuraho
Khajuraho lies in Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. The place is a home for many ancient temples and monuments. The place is full of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist temples. The architectural style and history make the place a must-visit. Visiting the place and exploring it is a must thing to do in the state.
- Attend Sound and Light Show near Western Group of Temples
Attending another sound and light show in Madhya Pradesh is the show that is held by the Western Group of Temples in Khajuraho. The sound and light show depicts the tale of the rich history of the place. The light show makes the place even more beautiful and a treat to sore eyes.
- Explore Pandav Cave in Panchmarhi
More than 1000 years old, the cave is located on a hilltop, It is a series of 5 sandstone caves. These caves share a strong relation with Mahabharata and Pandav Brothers. The caves are said to be sacred by the Hindus. The site provides extremely beautiful surroundings and a place rich in history.
- Horse Riding at Handi Khoh
Handi Khoh lies within the forest’s range of Pachmarhi. Situated at a height of 300ft, the site offers mesmerizing views of the greenery. The beauty of Handi Koh can be explored by hiking, bike riding, and horse riding.
- ATV Ride at Handi Khoh
Another exciting adventure activity offered by Panchmarhi is the ATV ride at Handi Koh. As the ride is a bit dangerous the children below the age of 16 are advised to be accompanied by a guardian. The rise through streams, ridges, and inclines make it a thrill experience for tourists.
- Parasailing at Satpura Adventure Club
Satpura Adventure Club is a place that is a treat for tourists. It offers countless adventurous and thrilling activities. It offers to parasail. Parasailing over the hill range of Panchmarhi is one hell of an adventure and a must thing to do when visiting the place.
- Ziplining at Satpura Adventure Club
Adding to the amazing offers provided by the Satpura Adventure club is the Ziplining activity. It is sliding over one end to the other while being suspended in the air through a cable and a pulley. Sliding over the hill range watching the beauty of the area is one such amazing thing to do in Pachmarhi.
- Marvel in the experience of Waterfall Trekking
The roar of waterfalls can be heard from miles away in Panchmarhi. The hiking in the waterfalls is a very difficult task to do but the end results are too magnificent to care about the tasks. Dutch falls, Bee falls, Apsara Falls are some of the places for waterfall trekking.
- Visit Panchmarhi Catholic Church
Pachmarhi is famous for its waterfalls and other forest areas. It also houses a few beautiful examples of architecture. Built-in the year 1892, the Church is a very fine example of the French and Irish infused architectural style which dates back to the colonial era. The architectural design is so perfect that it did not need innovation to date. It also carries graves from World War days.
- Visit Dhai-Seedi-Ki-Masjid
In the year 1716, the mosque was constructed by Mohammad Khan in Bhopal. It is a common tourist spot that spreads over an area of 16 sq meters. It is famous as the smallest mosque in Asia. The tale behind the mosques makes it an interesting place for tourists.
- Explore Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary harbors a few dense plantations of Dhawa Trees and Kardhai Trees. Spotted deer, Blue bull, Jackal, and about 200 species of birds adds to the variety of fauna. The place offers adventure sports like fishing, canoeing, trekking, and camping.
- Go for River Rafting in Betwa River
Orchha provides a thrilling experience of river rafting. The currents of the river Betwa offer an adventurous trail for rafting. The excitement and the energy are enough to charge you up. The experience will remain with you for days.
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